Washington Commanders vs. Chicago Bears Betting Preview, BetUS Odds
The 1-4 Washington Commanders invade Soldier Field Thursday night to take on the 2-3 Chicago Bears Thursday night. We’ve warned you.
These struggling teams are both losing streaks at the moment, rendering this game as essentially a pick ‘em, according to BetUS Sportsbook NFL odds.
Total is set at 38, the lowest of any game on the slate of Week 6.
Commanders vs. Bears Odds by BetUs
|Commanders||PK ( -110 )||38 ( -110 )||-110|
|Bears||PK ( -110 )||38 ( -110 )||-110|
Bears Lost Late
Chicago will be kicking itself after losing to the division-rival Minnesota Vikings last Sunday. The Bears dominated much of the second half, taking a fourth-quarter lead before losing it with less than three minutes remaining on a rushing touchdown by Kirk Cousins.
The Bears kept it close, despite 158 fewer yards and 15 less first downs than the Vikes. Chicago faltered on the ground all day, 78 yards rushing. That was the best part of a season-long stagnant offense.
Chicago is on a two-game losing skid, having fallen at the New York Giants the week prior.
The Bears were one of the top contenders to “earn” the #1 pick in the 2023 draft. Chicago wasn’t touted to win many games this season. Through five weeks, the Bears have only been dominated in one game, however, 27-10 loss at the Green Bay Packers.
The biggest issue in Chicago is its passing offense, the worst receiving corps (arguably) in the NFL. Quarterback Justin Fields has struggled himself. The Bears are dead-last in passing yards per game at 116.6.
However, in Fields, along with running backs David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert, it’s fifth in rushing yards per game with 157.4.
Commanders’ Skid at Four
The rebranded Washington Commanders are looking to snap a four-game losing streak They haven’t won a game since the opening week of the season.
Three losses the Commanders incurred were against winning teams this season, so the Bears are closer to their level of (in)competence. Washington will be desperate here
The Commanders are getting close to being out of divisional contention before Halloween. At 1-4 record, and the other NFC East teams at 4-1 or better, Washington is watching its season slip away in a hurry.
The Commanders welcomed running back Brian Robinson back just months after suffering a gunshot wound. He couldn’t help but spark a change in the fortunes of the offense
Quarterback Carson Wentz hasn’t been bad throwing the ball, though not as precise as coach Ron Rivera throwing him under the bus.
Washington is 10th in passing yards per game, and 28th in rush yards. It has a middle-of-the-pack defense but need to find a balanced offense if they want to find themselves back into contention and not compete for the first pick in the 2023 NFL draft.
Someone Has to Win (Theoretically)
This will be a battle of two struggling offenses, Chicago with its pass game, and Washington with its rushing.
Who will offer more balance with the offense? The Bears seemingly have a better chance of that, if Fields has time in the pocket.
While some may argue the Commanders need the game more, the Bears have an opportunity to gain some ground in what’s been a soft division. As per NFL division odds, Washington’s a lottery number 150-1 (+15000) to win its division, Chicago “only” +4000.
Chicago has an easier road than Washington. Take it to win, and the over on a low total.